Ciara Kenny

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Teachers and nurses added to Western Australia skills list

Occupations added to list of almost 200 eligible to apply for permanent residency in WA

Tue, Oct 29, 2013, 17:55


Teachers, nurses and IT professionals will be eligible to apply for permanent residency in Western Australia this year, after their occupations were added to the Western Australia Skilled Migration List for 2013/14.

Early childhood, primary, secondary and special needs teachers are all in high demand this year, as are registered nurses, engineering professionals, computer network and systems engineers, network administrators and analysts, and ICT security specialists.

These have been added to the list of almost 200 occupations eligible under the Skilled-Nominated (subclass 190) visa category for Western Australia, whereby migrants can apply for nomination to a state or territory government. The list differs from the national Skilled Occupation List released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Several occupations have been removed from the list this year, including accounting, electronic engineering, environmental research science, cafe and restaurant management and cookery.

For the full list, see